Sweet As: Berlinale 2023 Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 87 minutes Directed by Jub Clerc Written by Jub Clerc and Steve Rodgers Actors: Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Ngaire Pigram, Mark Coles Smith, Tasma Walton, Carlos Sanson Jr., Andrew Wallace, Pedrea Jackson, Mikayla Levy By Sarah Manvel Most movies about teenagers get it wrong. Either the teens are treated like little kids, behaving perfectly and being perfectly cared for, or they are treated like … Continue reading Sweet As: Berlinale 2023 Review

Past Lives: Berlinale 2023 Review

Year: 2023 Runtime: 105 minutes Written and directed by Celine Song Actors: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro, Moon Seung-ah, Leem Seung-min By Sarah Manvel There is nothing more human than wanting the best possible life, and no greater show of humanity than wondering if all the struggle was worth it. The choice of a new life and the promise it holds is amplified when … Continue reading Past Lives: Berlinale 2023 Review

Review: Cocaine Bear

Year: 2023 Runtime: 95 minutes Director: Elizabeth Banks Writer: Jimmy Warden Actors: Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ray Liotta, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Brooklyn Prince, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Margo Martindale By Caelyn O’Reilly As Anne Boleyn probably once said, execution is everything. Every year, dozens of movies with attention-grabbing animal attack premises flop onto streaming services (I remember the days when they clogged up … Continue reading Review: Cocaine Bear

Film Review: Spoonful of Sugar (2023)

Year: 2023 Runtime: 94 minutes Director: Mercedes Bryce Morgan Writer: Leah Saint Marie Actors: Morgan Saylor, Myko Olivier, Kat Foster, Danilo Crovetti By Tom Moore Director Mercedes Bryce Morgan’s latest film, “Spoonful of Sugar,” is a wild horror flick full of hallucinatory terror and interesting thematic moments surrounding motherhood, but ultimately is an experience that’s tough to fully connect with. The film follows babysitter Millicent … Continue reading Film Review: Spoonful of Sugar (2023)